During my dealership delivery training I ask the question if they knew if I could coast down hill in low with the cruise control set to the speed limit and maintain the speed set without touching the breaks. They did not know since maybe cruise costing in low would be seen as applying the brakes and kick you out of cruise.
Well I had to test that, so I took a trip up to Mount Charleston and Lee Canyon ski resort at 8000 plus feet. I used MM on the way up as I had to test the engine. It worked as expected and I consumed 2.2 gals of gas in cruise at 55mph on the way up. (5000+ foot climb) I did not log the miles, but the car reported 35.5 mpg in CS. On the trip down I set the cruise at 45 mph and in Low all the way down. My Volt maintained 45 all the way and regen added 27 miles to the battery range till I came to HyWay 95 and the trip back to Vegas at 70mph all on battery. It was so great to see the battery range going up as I was heading downhill on the long run.
Bottom line: the volt will hold speed on the down hill and stay in cruise till you hit the break pedal ! !!!
Has this topic been discussed on this forum before? I did a search and came up empty.
C8329, White Diamond with light interior. And I do love the looks of this interior.